Ghee - Clarified Butter

Homemade Ghee
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Ratings (15)
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 pound (32 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
102 Calories
11g Fat
0g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 pound (32 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Ghee is an ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes. It is also called clarified butter. Ghee can be quite expensive in the stores; making it in your own kitchen is easy and inexpensive. You can store ghee in an airtight container on a pantry shelf.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound unsalted butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Using a medium saucepan, heat butter on medium heat.

  2. Allow butter to melt and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. You will notice that the oil will separate itself. The top will begin to froth; remove froth.

  3. Allow the oil to become clear. Once clear, remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

  4. After cooling, strain ghee through a very fine strainer into container or jar, or through 3-5 layers of cheesecloth.

  5. Place  a lid on container and store on a shelf.